We have just returned from a two week road trip up North. Ben needed to see some clients, we wanted to spend time with our families and to feel the (20 something degree) warmth on our skin. It was a wonderful couple of weeks. I cherish the brief time with our family and our adventures together.
Since moving to Victoria six years ago, and leaving our families up North, we try to visit at least once a year and always welcome them to come and visit us here. I have always hated the distance but this trip it really hit me hard....I'm not sure why, maybe my birthday and reflecting on how life moves too fast..., maybe meeting my gorgeous 6 month old niece for the first time, maybe that one of my sisters has just found out she is pregnant and my other sister also has major things happening in her life, maybe it's watching my kids talking, playing and laughing with their little cousins, maybe it's the anxiety of our parents getting older, maybe is just missing all those little moments in the everyday... Whatever the reason. I miss them terribly.
I returned back to our little farm with a heavy heart. I loved being being back in our little house, pottering in the garden, walking through the paddocks.
It's always a pleasure to be back.
I've spent the past few days trying to distract myself. There is so much to do and so much to look forward to. I have been arranging Spring workshops with new Makers, I have been contacting new local Makers to feature on my Meet Our Makers page, I have been arranging the final details to our next Artists gathering, I have been pruning and weeding the Lavender garden...
As I busied myself, I have been reflecting on how I have been feeling and have come to the conclusion that I am so lucky to live on this beautiful little farm with my Ben and our gorgeous children. I am so lucky to have amazing family that may not live close enough but I am so lucky to have them in my life and realise that is the most important thing.
Love Tash xxx